Article ID : 00059175 / Last Modified : 01/30/2018

What kinds of lenses can be used with Sony digital cameras and camcorders?

    All NEX and ILCE cameras as well as NEX-VG camcorders are compatible with E-mount lenses:

    Prime & Macro lenses:
    SEL16F28 (APS-C),
    SEL20F28 (APS-C),
    SEL24F18Z (APS-C),
    SEL30M35 (APS-C),
    SEL35F28Z (35mm full frame),

    SEL35F18 (APS-C)
    SEL50F18 (APS-C),

    SEL55F18Z (35mm full frame)

    Zoom lenses:

    SEL1018 (APS-C),

    SELP1650 (APS-C),

    SEL1670Z (APS-C),

    SEL1855 (APS-C),

    SELP18105G (APS-C),

    SEL18200 (APS-C),

    SEL18200LE (APS-C),

    SELP18200 (APS-C),

    SEL2470Z (35mm full frame),

    SEL2870 (35mm full frame),

    SEL55210 (APS-C), SEL70200G (35mm full frame)

    Converters:
    VCL-ECF1(APS-C),
    VCL-ECU1(APS-C) - this Fisheye and this Ultra Wide Converter need to be attached to SEL16F28 (APS-C)

    You can also use Sony A-mount lenses and Konica Minolta™ Maxxum Dynax lenses with a lens mount adapter (LAEA1, LAEA2, LAEA3 or LAEA4). However, your camera may need a firmware update to use an A-mount lens with a lens mount adapter.

    Tip: To get the most from the large sensor when using a full frame camera or camcorder, we recommend using a 35mm full frame lens. If you do this it's best to use the LA-EA3 or LA-EA4 when attaching a 35mm full frame A-mount lens.

    Find out more about Body / Lens compatibility

    What is the difference between the LA-EA1, LA-EA2, LA-EA3, and LA-EA4 lens mount adapters?